Experimental findings reveal a strong relationship between the beneficial microorganisms in our intestines, the drugs we take, and the way our bodies benefit from the foods we eat, weight loss, and energy regulation.
The density of bacteria in our intestines affects many things as well as our weight loss situation;
With obesity, there is an increase in ‘Firmicutes’ and a decrease in ‘Bacteroidetes’ in our intestines. To put it simply, there should be a certain bacterial balance, but with obesity, this balance is disrupted and the density of some bacteria increases while the density of other bacteria decreases.
In a study conducted with 12 obese and 5 thin volunteers, more ‘Bacteroidetes’ and 90% less ‘Firmicutes’ were found in the intestines of obese individuals compared to thin ones.
They also concluded that this microorganism density ratio completely changed while achieving weight loss with a 1-year low-carb and low-fat diet. In other words, with the right diet, we can change the number of good bacteria in our intestines in the direction we want.
A high-fat diet, especially if it is rich in saturated fat, is known to increase the density of bacteria in the gut, which can cause inflammation.
The situation “If I drink water, it works” may be related to this situation. It may be necessary to examine how the density of bacteria in your intestines is changing. Because this may affect your weight loss, especially losing fat.